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Accounting is often referred to as the language of business. Accounting is a critical and legal requirement for any business or person. Skipping steps, incorrectly filling out paperwork, and not knowing the rules and regulations can cost you or your company thousands of pounds.

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What does an accountant do?

Accountants have an extensive knowledge of financial and legal matters. Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) are legally responsible to their clients to tell the truth and avoid negligence in the workplace. Depending on the needs of the company accountants are able to complete many different tasks. Some examples include financial data collection, creating financial reports, adviser and financial interpreter. In addition, some accounts may act as a liaison between the company and third-party vendors, customers, and financial institutions.

Extensive and growing knowledge

It is required for a CPA to have 40 hours of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) in order to maintain their license. CPE encourages a CPA to stay up-to-date with recent financial news, recent developments, and reporting requirements in the industry. The key takeaway is that most certified accountants have to continue their education in order to remain certified. This is why they are called industry experts and have a lot of insight and value to you and your company.


The plus points of hiring an accountant.

Save time

You should be dedicating your time to your own work. Accountants will make sure you have filled out financial forms correctly and make sure you meet key deadlines.

Save money

Incorrect forms or failing to follow certain guidelines will most likely result in a fine. This alone could save thousands of pounds. However, accountants will also help you take advantage of possible legal benefits.

Unbiased input

Your accountant will not have any bias when dealing with your finances and giving you input. You accountant will offer solutions based off of sound and number-driven evidence.

Remove worry

Finances are a daunting part of any business or personal life. Hiring an accountant will relieve much of that stress as he/she will act as a financial mentor and guide you through difficult and stressful situations.

New information

Your accountant will stay up-to-date with all of the changing tax codes and legal regulations. These rules and regulations are not very user friendly, an accountant will be a tremendous help in this confusing area.

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Everything you need to know about accountants

Yes. When dealing with the future of your company or your retirement having accurate financial data is key. An accountant will help you keep your finances on track, save you time, and save you money. There are many complicated, information-heavy, and ever-changing areas to hire an expert in. One example would be legal advice, in this case it is accounting and financial expertise.

It is not recommended. Although it is recommended to learn the basics of bookkeeping, an accountant is specially trained to maximize the efficiency of record keeping. On top of that, an accountant will save you money by avoiding tax policies and offer business advice helping you make informed decisions.

Yes! There are many different types of accountants that have all different expertise. Some different types of accountants include forensic accountants, management accountants, cost accountants, government accountants, project accountants, investment accountants and tax accountants.

Yes! Just like different types of accountants there are many different types of certificates an accountant can get. It is always a good idea to check and see if your accountant has the appropriate accounting certificate before hiring them. Examples of accounting certificates include: Certified Public Accountant (CPA); Certified Financial Analyst (CFA); Certified Management Accountant (CMA); Enrolled Agent (EA); Certified Internal Auditor (CIA); Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA); Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE); Certified Government Auditing Professional (CGAP) and Certified Bank Auditor (CBA).

Whether you are running a company or want to stay organized hiring an accountant has many benefits. Unless you are an accounting firm, or you are an accountant you have a lot of other important work to be doing. Worrying about your finances and trying to do all of your accounting can be tedious and stressful on top of your normal workload. Letting an accountant take care of your financial reporting will let you focus on your own work leaving you less stressed and with an organized and efficient financial state.

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